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Pink is my favourite colour.
a light brown colour
Many fruits change colour as they become ripe.
His hair is reddish in colour.
Pot plants add colour to a room.
Are the pictures in colour or black and white?
I prefer wearing dark colours.
Mix the colours with your paintbrush.
Suddenly, the colour drained from his cheeks.
She giggled nervously as colour flooded her face.
Before you spend money on a perm or colour, talk to your hairdresser.
The examples chosen add colour to the writing.
He was wearing the colours of his favourite football team.
Australia’s national colours
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